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Tuesday through Saturday10 a.m. - 5 p.m
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Indiana Experience Admission $15 Adults$14 Seniors (60 and over)$5 Youth (ages 5 through 17)$2 Access Pass HoldersFree Children under 5Free IHS MembersFree Educators and Military Free parking with admission in IHS lot off New York Street.
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Collections Advisor

Collections Advisor is a free monthly email that includes tips on how to improve collections care, information about collections care advocacy and case studies of collections care successes in Hoosier cultural organizations.

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For questions, please email

Past issues, arranged alphabetically by topic:


Collections Processing

Exhibits and Interpretation



Policies and Procedures

Preservation and Conservation


Other Tips

Special Edition Minivisors (Produced during the COVID-19 Crisis)

Communique Online

This free electronic newsletter arrives in your inbox every Friday filled with lots of exciting news for local history organizations and anyone involved in local history. Find out about exhibits, programs, resources and opportunities around the state and beyond.

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For questions or to submit articles for publication, please email

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Speakers List

The Speakers List is provided as a service to groups and organizations throughout Indiana seeking history programs and presentations.

Speakers should be contacted directly to make speaking arrangements. The Indiana Historical Society lists the speakers as a service to them and to you. None of the speakers listed herein, except for IHS staff, represent the Indiana Historical Society. If you have questions about this list or wish to submit corrections or additions, please email

You can view/download the Speakers List in two ways:

Sortable List of Speakers – Excel Spreadsheet
The list can be sorted by subject, speaker name, title, and more. To sort, click the down arrow in the desired section in the header row.

PDF List of Speakers List
The list is arranged in alphabetical order by the speaker’s last name.

Lending Library

The Lending Resource Center contains a lending library of reference and how-to books on topics such as archives management, board development, conservation, disaster planning, evaluation, fundraising, museum operations and much more. We also offer sample job descriptions, policies and other documents. Resources can be borrowed by organizations and individuals who collect, preserve, research and/or interpret Indiana’s history.

Books can be borrowed for four weeks, and extensions may be granted if there are no pending requests. There are no limitations on the number of times requests may be made. Up to four publications may be borrowed at a time. There is no charge for borrowing items, however you are required to pay return postage. You are financially responsible for lost or damaged items.


To arrange a loan, request an extension or suggest materials to add to our lending library, e-mail When ordering, please provide the titles and authors (if known), your name, phone number, mailing address and the historical organization that you represent.

Professional Standards

Professional Standards have been established for the fields of history and museums to ensure best practices, professional conduct and characteristics of excellence. The links below offer guidelines and resources for meeting these standards.





Historical Societies and Museums

Historic Preservation

History Scholarship

Oral History

Volunteer Programs

Deteriora and the Agents of Destruction

I.M. Hero, an enthusiastic volunteer, begins his first day at the museum and realizes that it is under attack by Deteriora and her evil agents. Will the hero save the museum? How will he defeat the Agents of Destruction? Who will help him? Find the answers to these and other questions in Deteriora and the Agents of Destruction.

Deteriora and the Agents of Destruction is part of the Connecting to Collections initiative and is supported in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The project was developed in partnership with the Civic Theater of Greater Lafayette (Indiana) and the Purdue

University Galleries which received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts for a series of Living Graphic Novel projects.

Chapter 1   Emperor Apathy summons Deteriora and the Agents of Destruction…
Chapter 2   The Obfuscator distracts with his evil magic!
Chapter 3   Ultra Violet shines through?
Chapter 4   Mass O’Frass really starts to bug our heroes!!!
Chapter 5   The Dust Bunny HOPS to his task.
Chapter 6   Miss Handler and Miss Appropriate make a public appearance…
Chapter 7   The Final Battle!
Chapter 8   Collections care resources and the making of “Deteriora and the Agents of Destruction”

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